Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's India trip off to warm start
1/25/2015 1:56:13 AM
By Roberta Rampton and Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Signalling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug U.S. President Barack Obama as he landed in New Delhi on Sunday. Obama's visit is a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner and will nurture his friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. The White House declined to comment on the reports and the spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs said only "we hope for a positive outcome at the end of the day". Obama will be the first U.S. president to attend India's Republic Day parade, a show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Modi.
Bomb wounds two policemen on anniversary of Egypt uprising
1/25/2015 2:36:03 AM
By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb wounded two Egyptian policemen in Cairo on Sunday and security forces moved quickly to disperse small protests on the anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, officials said. The blast targeted policemen stationed outside a sports club in Cairo's Heliopolis area, the security sources said. Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood gathered near Tahrir Square -- symbolic heart of the 201 revolt -- and held up photographs of him, a Reuters witness said. Security forces rounded them up.
Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win
1/24/2015 11:27:19 PM
By James Mackenzie ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing party Syriza, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. A Syriza win would represent another turning point for Europe after last week's announcement by the European Central Bank of a massive injection of cash into the bloc's flagging economy after years of trying to clamp down on budgets and pushing countries to pass structural reforms. Final polls on Friday gave the party led by 40 year-old Alexis Tsipras a lead of up to 6.7 points with 31.2-33.4 percent of the vote, close to the level needed for an outright victory. Three out of four polls showed Syriza widening the gap over the center-right New Democracy party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city
1/25/2015 3:03:50 AM
By Lanre and Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri just after midnight on Sunday, military, government and local sources said. At around 9 am (0800 GMT) on Sunday, a Reuters witness said shelling could be heard and that military helicopters were circling the city. The militants began the attack at the edge of the city in the Njimtilo area. Boko Haram has waged a five-year insurgency to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Africa's biggest economy.
Journalist who broke news of prosecutor's death flees Argentina
1/24/2015 11:51:09 PM
The first journalist to report on the death of a Argentine state prosecutor, who was investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, said on Saturday that he had fled Argentina fearing for his life. My phones are tapped," Damian Pachter, a journalist with the Buenos Aires Herald, told the website Infobae. State prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Jan. 18, a gunshot wound to his head and a 22 caliber pistol by his side along with a single shell casing. He had been scheduled to appear before Congress the following day to answer questions about his allegation that President Cristina Fernandez conspired to derail his investigation of the attack.
Japan condemns IS execution, demands remaining hostage release
1/25/2015 2:29:02 AM
By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they are holding. Abe, speaking to public broadcaster NHK, said chances were high that a recording and an image of what appeared to be the decapitated body of captive Haruna Yukawa, which emerged late on Saturday, were authentic. The Japanese leader called for the immediate release of the remaining Japanese captive, veteran war correspondent Kenji Goto, and said saving Goto's life was a top priority. "Again, I strongly demand that Mr. Kenji Goto not be harmed and be immediately released." The escalation of the hostage crisis has become a test for Abe, who took power in 2012 pledging to bolster Japan's global security role.
Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in Maiduguri: military
1/25/2015 2:56:54 AM
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian troops on Sunday engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military, vigilantes and residents said.
'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships
1/25/2015 2:54:08 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) вЂ In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top women's tennis stars.
Yemen parliament postpones meeting on president resignation
1/25/2015 2:44:48 AM
Yemen's parliament on Sunday again postponed an extraordinary session which had been due to discuss President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's resignation, prolonging the power vacuum gripping the country. Several of the protesters who had gathered near Sanaa University were wounded while others were arrested by the militiamen, the witnesses said.
Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2
1/25/2015 2:44:46 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) вЂ A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said.
Saudi capital turns quiet for day of mourning
1/25/2015 2:40:15 AM
The normally gridlocked streets of the Saudi capital were quiet on Sunday after King Salman declared a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah, and more foreign leaders made their way to the kingdom. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was travelling to offer condolences to Salman, who acceded to the throne on Friday after Abdullah's death at the age of about 90. US President Barack Obama announced he would cut short a visit to India to travel to the kingdom on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has long been a key US ally and last year joined the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group.
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1/25/2015 2:32:40 AM
TOKYO (AP) вЂ From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With national attention focusing on efforts to save the other hostage, 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a more assertive Japan as responsible for the hostage crisis.
Security tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising
1/25/2015 2:31:53 AM
CAIRO (AP) вЂ Authorities in Egypt have tightened security in Cairo and other cities in anticipation of possible protests to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Gamera-Shmyrko claims hat-trick at Osaka Women's Marathon
1/25/2015 2:18:02 AM
OSAKA, Japan (AP) вЂ Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko of Ukraine won the Osaka International Women's Marathon on Sunday, claiming her third consecutive victory in the event.
Factbox: Obama and Modi aim high with India summit
1/25/2015 2:08:21 AM
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the defining relationships of the 21st Century. Obama's visit is a fresh bid to make Asia's third-largest economy an enduring strategic partner and nurture his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug Obama when he landed in New Delhi. Following are some key areas likely to be discussed during his visit: STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE India's size, location, fast-growing economy and potential as a democratic counterbalance to China makes the South Asian nation an increasingly important element of U.S. military and commercial strategy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertiveness in the region has already aligned India more with Washington, but they do not see eye-to-eye on Pakistan, and India is worried about the exit of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests
1/25/2015 2:05:37 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) вЂ Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army.
2022 World Cup in winter, says AFC boss
1/25/2015 1:59:00 AM
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and December to avoid the region's blazing summer heat, Asia's football supremo said. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who heads the FIFA taskforce charged with investigating potential dates for the 2022 World Cup, told reporters in Sydney that it also made sense to avoid a calendar clash with the 2022 Winter Olympics. "The period best suited for hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be in November and December because for sure it needs to be played in the winter," he said on the sidelines of the Asian Cup. The shaikh added that his working group had decided that a winter World Cup was in the best interests of all parties.
Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing
1/25/2015 1:57:24 AM
Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. "It can last a long time, the structure is sound," he told AFP during a tour of the small building.
Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
1/25/2015 1:54:58 AM
TOKYO (AP) вЂ From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.
Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open
1/25/2015 1:54:41 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) вЂ Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage
1/25/2015 1:42:14 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) вЂ President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group.
Ex-Olympian skater Toller Cranston dies at 65
1/25/2015 1:40:57 AM
Former Olympic medalist Toller Cranston, who broke new ground in figure skating with his flair for the dramatic, has died at the age of 65. The six-time Canadian men's champion passed away at his home in Mexico, Canadian skate officials said Saturday. Cranston won a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics and the 1974 World Championships. The colorful Cranston retired from skating and eventually settled in Mexico where he still kept tabs on the sport.
Koudelka of Czech Republic wins 4th ski jump World Cup event
1/25/2015 1:37:43 AM
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) вЂ Roman Koudelka of the Czech Republic earned his fourth ski jump World Cup win of the season on Sunday.
Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India
1/25/2015 1:32:34 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) вЂ President Barack Obama was welcomed like royalty Sunday in India as he opened a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economic issues.
Obama, Japan's Abe discuss apparent IS execution: White House
1/25/2015 1:18:50 AM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama phoned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday from New Delhi to offer condolences for the apparent killing of a Japanese citizen by Islamic State militants, the White House said. Obama thanked Abe for the humanitarian aid that Japan has provided to the Middle East region, the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by John Chalmers)
New Zealand scoop series with 120-run victory
1/25/2015 1:04:53 AM
New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare Sunday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six. Williamson (97) and Taylor (96) provided the backbone of New Zealand's 315-8 in their 50 overs and Sri Lanka were all out for 195 in the 41st over. The win puts New Zealand 4-1 up in the seven-match series with one game washed out, and captain Brendon McCullum declared himself satisfied with their World Cup build up.
Rohan Dennis wins Tour Down Under
1/25/2015 1:04:49 AM
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) вЂ Australia's Rohan Dennis won the Tour Down Under cycle race on Sunday when his United States-based BMC team helped him defend a two-second lead on the 90-kilometer (56-mile) final stage around the streets of Adelaide.
Business-like Sharapova, Nadal march on at Australian Open
1/25/2015 12:51:30 AM
Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with Eugenie Bouchard, as Rafael Nadal continued his unrelenting Grand Slam march. The Russian world number two ended Chinese hopes by swatting aside 21st seed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-0 as she lifts her game the deeper she gets in the tournament. It hands organisers a dream last eight clash between two of the most marketable players on tour with Canadian seventh seed Bouchard surviving a mid-match slump to defeat unseeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania in three sets. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, was dominant after a tight first set against power-hitting South African Kevin Anderson, running out a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 winner and will next play Czech Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals.
Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia
1/25/2015 12:31:07 AM
Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday. Weapons orders from Saudi Arabia have either been "rejected, pure and simple," or deferred for further consideration, the newspaper said, adding that the information has not been officially confirmed. The decision was taken on Wednesday by the national security council, a government body that includes Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and seven other ministers, it said. Saudi Arabia follows a strict and highly conservative form of Islam, and as home to some of its holiest sites plays a key role as a spiritual leader for Sunni Muslims and mediator in the Middle East.
Berdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters
1/25/2015 12:26:59 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) вЂ Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic.
Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals
1/25/2015 12:26:43 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) вЂ Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson.
Pressure mounts on Russia as Ukraine rebels launch offensive
1/25/2015 12:21:48 AM
World leaders ramped up pressure on Moscow Sunday to stop pro-Kremlin rebels from embarking on a major new offensive in eastern Ukraine after rocket fire killed at least 30 people in a strategic government-held port. The mayor of Mariupol's office said 97 people were also wounded by dozens of long-distance rockets that smashed into a packed residential district early in the morning and then again shortly after noon. No group has claimed responsibility for the bloodshed, but the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said the rocket fire came from two locations "controlled by the 'Donetsk People's Republic'". The attack on the last Kiev-controlled major city in Ukraine's restive east, which links separatist territory with Russian-occupied Crimea, drew ire from Western leaders, who blame Moscow for stoking the conflict that has claimed more than 5,000 lives.
New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 120 runs to seal series win
1/25/2015 12:10:54 AM
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) вЂ New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs.
Greece begins voting in make-or-break election
1/25/2015 12:06:29 AM
Greece began voting Sunday in a crucial general election that could bring the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and lead to a re-negotiation of the country's international bailout. Syriza, led by 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, leads the incumbent conservative New Democracy party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras by around four points, according to pre-election opinion polls. Tsipras wants to renegotiate Greece's massive 318-billion-euro ($356 billion) debt and end the wage cuts and public spending reductions linked to its bailout by the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
Undermanned SKorea sweat on Son for Asian Cup semifinals
1/25/2015 12:00:46 AM
South Korea is sweating on the health of key playmaker Son Heung-min for Sunday's Asian Cup semifinal against Iraq, with his availability key to its chances of ending its long title drought in the continental championship.
Greeks go to polls in critical snap general election
1/24/2015 11:52:06 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) вЂ Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government.
New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 120 runs, wins ODI series
1/24/2015 11:48:38 PM
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) вЂ New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in the sixth one-day international at the University Oval on Sunday to clinch a 4-1 win in the seven-match series:
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the βtop of the
lineβ a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatβs a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative β shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnβt any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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Winter storm spreads snow, traffic woes in U.S. Northeast
A winter storm spread freezing rain and snow and snarled traffic from the Middle Atlantic states into New England on Saturday, and forecasters said they expected a second system to lash the region early next week. Winter storm warnings remained in place for parts of New England, with up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow expected in the area overnight as the storm system headed east, said National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Brian Hurley in College Park, Maryland.
Details... U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats
Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either and the Atlanta airport has returned to normal operations, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. Threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, had been deemed credible, McCranie said. Several media outlets reported that a Twitter user going by the name Zortic wrote of planting bombs on the two planes, stating in a message to a Delta Twitter account, "I have a bomb on one of your planes, but I forgot which one when I left the airport. Details...
FBI identifies kidnap suspect on lam in Kentucky
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday identified a man suspected in a kidnapping in Missouri after authorities say he crashed a car-jacked van more than 500 miles away in Kentucky and fled in another stolen vehicle. Robert "Robbie" Caldwell, 25, and an unidentified man are being sought in the Thursday morning kidnapping of a 67-year-old man outside his home in Kansas City as he was getting ready to leave for work, the FBI said in a statement. He returned to Kansas City on Friday. Caldwell is believed to be driving that car, the FBI said. Details...
Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm
NEW YORK (AP) A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.
Details... TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies
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Details... Russia blocks UN condemnation of shelling of Ukraine city
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Gusty winds knock out power to 55K in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.
Details... Man stabbed in the chest in Crescentville
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Road crews along with area residents were readying themselves for the second round of snow headed our way this weekend.
Details... Nor'easter didn't stop dedicated parents in Bensalem
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Details... Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller
SEATTLE (AP) A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.
Details... Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.
Details... Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas
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Balloon crew aiming to break records finally launches
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Winter's 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeast
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Details... Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.
Details... Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook react to 'deflate-gate' scandal
Former Eagles players Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook reacted to the latest developments in the Patriots 'Deflate-gate' scandal.
Details... Snowplow driver escapes injury when parking garage collapses
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) The top deck of a New Jersey parking garage being cleared by a snowplow has collapsed, but the snowplow operator has escaped serious injury. Details...
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Meteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking more snow for Monday.
Details... Added protections for consumer information on health website
WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.
Details... Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday. Details...